Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

Good morning! We had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend here, spent with family and friends...but boy, was it COLD!!! My daughter always takes part in a Highland Dancing demonstration at the Brigden Fall Fair, and we were remembering how the last two years were ridiculously hot! We were all shivering this year...but the girls did a great job! We of course went to the midway and had fun on some of the rides, toured the exhibits and got caramel apples as a treat!

So, I thought a thank-you card would be an appropriate post after Thanksgiving weekend! Most of the supplies for this card are from The Town Scrapper . I used a CC Design stamp featuring Emma from their fall release. The design paper is all from My Minds Eye. I used my Fancy Tags Spellbinders (The Town Scrapper has a great selection of Spellbinders!) for the sentiment...I really love these tags! They are so pretty. The sentiment is also from CC Designs (Thank You Sentiment Set). The edges were all distressed with brown ink. I added a few rhinestones from my own stash...gotta have a little bling!

Emma was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I used the colourless blender to create the polka-dots on Emma's dress. If you try out this technique on a dark colour, like this brown, be patient with it! It took me several applications of the colourless blender to achieve the look I wanted.

Speaking of thank-you's...I would like to thank the ladies over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog . I played along in their challenge last week, and was awarded a "Shining Star"! What an honour! All of the entrants submitted such beautiful cards. There is a lot of talent over at that blog. What a lovely group of ladies, and I enjoyed participating in their challenge.

One more quick note...Phebe at The Town Scrapper has the new CC Designs release in! Have you seen these stamps? They are gorgeous! I can't wait to get my inky paws on the Emma Angel set! She also has a great selection of paper and embellishments. Take a trip out to Petrolia to visit her! Now is the time to start your Christmas cards ladies...the season will be upon us before you know it!

Have a blessed day!



Anonymous said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Awesome colouring as always.

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Amazing Amazing Card Melanie!!! Congrats on your shining star!!!! :D

Tricia said...

I absolutely adore the last 2 cards you've posted. They are beautiful! The little details, the colouring....everything is fantastic!!

Unknown said...

Love this card, it is just so gorgeous! I'm so looking forward to getting to know you and follow along on your blog!
Kim xXx

Kristine said...

Another GORGEOUS creation Mel! :) LOVE this sweet girl (LOVE CC DESIGNS in general) and your coloring once again is so awesome! Loving all of your beautiful cards here... you are such an inspiration =0)